In an Instagram livestream on Tuesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed a desire to “rein in” media to prevent the spread of disinformation.
“Several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up ‘media literacy,’ because that is a part of what happened here,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a clip from the stream posted to Twitter by Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott. “We’re going to need to figure out how we rein in our media environment, so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”
AOC suggests adding “media literacy” as a mandate for a congressional “truth and reconciliation” committee pic.twitter.com/sv7UXMwvaO
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 13, 2021
“It’s one thing to have differing opinions,” the progressive congresswoman continued, “But it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false. So that’s something we’re looking into.” Earlier in the broadcast, AOC excoriated President Trump, his allies,